ineedbeer (626) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is mostly cracker and biscuit but there is also a bit of a honey note. there is a faint earthy hop character but it is pretty faded. Fairly bready and yeasty.
Poured a very cloudy pale gold with a thin white head that quickly recedes to the edges. I thought I did a good job of leaving the yeast behind but clearly not.
Flavor starts with some slightly sweet cracker and biscuit malt notes. There is also some honey to the flavor but less than in the aroma. A fairly assertive bitterness is present, moderately high compared to the malt profile. Low to medium low hop flavor - earthy and woodsy. Slight astringency in the dry finish. The finish also has a bit of a yeasty flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall this is an alright beer, but I wouldn't call it good. It probably doesn't help that it was 11 months old by the time it reached me. I think I would like a bit yet yeast character and a bit more hop character.
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kingstoni (1436) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy deep golden color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of mango and malt. Mostly sweet, fruity taste with some bitterness. Medium thin body.
suurjuust (962) - ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Murky gold, white head. Nose is sweetness, dust, corn, pungent apple Flavor is starch, apples, grainy malt. Messy finish with nondescript bitterness and watery tones. Fizzy and weirdly oily mouthfeel.
saintjulien (86) - - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cereal, golden, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation
thirstyrabbit (1065) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky yellow body, lots of floating yeast sediment, medium head. Aroma has yeast and dry hops. Malty taste with dry hops. Lots of sediment gives this beer a thicker than average mouthfeel but in the end it’s not very memorable.
generallee08 (534) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a bright yellow color with lots of carbonation and yeast particles in suspension even with a careful pour. On top sits a soapy bright white which gradually settles out and makes only a little bit of spotty slick lace. The aroma is light and crisp. There is a light grainy character with herbal mineral like hop notes and a touch of lemon zest. It has a snappy pale grainy maltiness with some bready yeast and light fruity notes like citrus fruit with apples and pears. Hops add a nice light bitterness to the mildly sweet malt and some herbal notes to the finish which is fairly short. The body has a refreshing and easy drinking light to medium feel and texture with crisp lively carbonation.
kalervo (668) - FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jokilaivalla. Quite interesting! Really hazy and quite fresh, needs more body anyway I think.
Mark_Eck (371) - - JUN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is sweet malt and yeast. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness.
Taboada (262) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 mml bottle tasted on 13/06/2014. Hazy yellow colour with some sediments and minimal white-off head. Aroma is fruity but not intensive. Taste is predominate by sweet Apples and malts. The appearance is cloudy. Medium-High carbonation and medium body. Next one please!
jflopsu (494) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear light rust orange with heavy carbonation. Has a citrus malt aroma. Taste is also full of citrus malts, along with apples, grains and some spices. A light bitter aftertaste - more than expected.
alexsdad06 (5262) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample from early backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, hints of caramel and biscuits, some fruitiness with mild citrus and apples. Everything seemed weak and stale. Maybe it doesn’t travel well.